A firm, round rope that works extremely well on blocks and pulleys.
Its name refers to the special lock-stitch construction of the rope. Solid
Braid rope does not unravel when cut, or accidentally broken, as much as
other construction. It is available in various synthetic and cotton fibers.
HOLLOW or MAYPOLE BRAID
This rope is constructed of 8,12, or 16 strands with
a hollow center. An outstanding characteristic of this construction is its
ability to be spliced in just seconds. It is available in various synthetic
Also known as Braid-on-Braid, is actually two braided ropes combined into
one rope. A braided core is covered with a braided jacket to produce a
strong, handsome, easy handling rope. This rope is spliceable and, in most
instances, stronger than twisted rope of the same material and diameter. It
is available in various synthetic fibers.
Constructed with a tighter locking interlacing of yarns, normally
using 8 or 16 strands. This construction permits a core (inside) fibers to
be used for the purpose of adding strength or a filler to produce a larger
Also known as Laid Rope. Just about all laid rope is 3-strand
construction. It is spliceable and is available in virtually every type of
rope fiber. This is the most common rope construction for general purpose
A rope where four sets, of two strands each, are intertwined in a maypole
fashion around the rope axis in a plain pattern, one over and one under.
Advantages: Adds abrasion resistance. Helps prevent
snagging. Helps protect core yarns from outside contaminations. Color
codes the line for visual identification.
Colors: Black, Orange, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Clear